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Armed man shot by Niagara Falls Police after he stabbed an officer

Niagara Falls Police
Posted at 10:22 PM, Jun 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-17 10:44:32-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara Falls Police are investigating an incident during which officers shot an armed suspect.

It happened Friday evening behind the Rite Aid at 80th Street and Niagara Falls Blvd, authorities say, as police were responding to a call for a suspicious person.

When officers approached a suspect, he tried to get away from officers. Officers then used a taser, which they say had no effect.

At that time, police say the suspect pulled a knife from his pocket, charged at officers, and stabbed an officer in his back. The suspect then attacked a second officer, at which point other responding officers shot him. Officers on-scene immediately started first aid on the suspect until an ambulance arrived, according to police.

The suspect, a 29-year-old man, was taken to ECMC and was in the ICU. He was released from the ICU around June 17 but remains hospitalized.

The officer who was stabbed had minor injuries to his back and arm.

Two officers are on administrative leave as the investigation continues. Police said the names of those involved are not being released due to the investigation.

Niagara Falls police released body camera video of the incident Tuesday.

No charges have been filed at this time, police are continuing to investigate.